Q: Hi Dr, I am really confused here of late. What I hear all the time is, insert your finger into your vagina to wash properly while taking your bath. I am a mother of two and I have never done that in my life before, because I learnt that the place has its own way of being clean. Which one should I believe please? Thanks
A: Kindly believe the one you’ve always known 😀
You do not need to insert your finger to clean your vagina. As you have always known, the vaginal secretions naturally produced by your body ‘auto-cleans’ the vagina. All you need do when taking a bath is gently wash the outer part of the vagina (the vulva) wit h water and your hands only or with water and non-perfumed soap (plus your hand, of course).
You don’t need to go higher than that. For instance, people who use douches try to wash out the inner part of the vagina but this can upset the delicate balance of ‘protective’ bacteria leading to an infection. Want to know more about douching, please click on this link:https://chatwithdrketch.com/2014/09/30/daily-health-tips-what-is-douching/
For more on vaginal cleaning, please click on https://chatwithdrketch.com/2014/04/02/daily-health-tips-should-i-wash-my-intimates-with-disnfectant/
Have a good night, y’all 😀